USA's Vonn and Norway's Svindal clinch downhill titles
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Despite being sidelined with a season- ending knee injury, American Lindsey Vonn clinched her sixth straight World Cup downhill title today, after the final race was canceled because of fog in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Vonn finished with 340 points, one more than women's overall champion Tina Maze of Slovenia. It was Vonn's 17th World Cup title, one more than Austria's Anne-Marie Moser Proell.
Vonn's season came to end last month when she crashed and tore ligaments in her right knee at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria. Ironically, Vonn missed out on an overall world title two years ago, when fog caused a season-ending giant slalom event to be canceled in Lenzerheide.
The 28-year-old Vonn did finish the season with three downhill victories - two in Lake Louise, Alberta, and a third in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Vonn added wins in the Super-G in Lake Louise, Giant Slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and a Super-G in Maribor, Slovenia.
Vonn has vowed to return to active skiing in time for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
On the men's side, former World Champion Aksel-Lund Svindal of Norway captured the Downhill title. It was Svindal's ninth career title, including his first in the Downhill. The 30-year-old Svindal also clinched the Super-G title.
The World Cup season comes to end this weekend in Lenzerheide.
03/13 12:44:00 ET